Anamnesis
A4 loose print set
Edition of 20
2018


Anamnesis examines the commemorative plantings of the Remembrance Driveway from Sydney to Canberra. The driveway was created as a living memorial to those who served during World War Two. These works explore how human intervention in natural systems interact with existing structural elements across landscapes. Once planted with intent and planning, the foliage now thrives freely and haphazardly; generating and developing it’s own response to location. The interaction of memorialised plantings with the wider ecosystem is explored as historical markers.

Across several decades, the realignment of the Hume and Federal highways most notably between Wollondilly and Canberra, has placed many of these markers away from sight and mind, relegated to back roads in the studious effort of transport efficiency. It is this evident and ongoing transformation of the plantings into the informal environment which questions notions of permanency and commemoration.